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Top 4 Nutrients for a Healthy Heart

Top 4 Nutrients for a Healthy Heart

Worried about terrifying heart palpitations? You are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610, 000 people die of heart disease in the United States. Heart palpitations can mean you are eating foods you are allergic to or you have […]

Healthy Organic Fruit Preserves

Healthy Organic Fruit Preserves

The overabundance of fruits in the UK makes it an ideal place to make use of excess supply by way of making lovely and homey fruit preserves that the whole family can enjoy at any time – with no rush and no fear of getting […]

Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

 

Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

 

#1 Weight Loss Superfood

Said to be a super fighter for killing sugar addiction as well as minimising the tendencies for cravings and ending episodes of overeating, according to an article by Dr. Axe. It is also said to be low in carbohydrates that is why it is ideal for those wanting to lose weight.

Flax seeds are also said to be a laxative hence it allows quicker bowel movements and freeing up the body from delayed excretion of bodily wastes.

(Note: Flaxseed oils don’t contain fiber)

#2 Omega-3 Powerhouse

One of the most popular fatty acids now in the health arena as it is considered to be anti-inflammatory compared to the omega-6 which is pro-inflammatory.

Has EPA and DHA that permits a normal heart rhythm and also promotes good blood flow as well as slowing and stopping inflammation, according to the health blog Good Food Eating.

#3 Colon Cleanser and Anti-Cancer

Flax seeds are rich in fibre content hence it is really beneficial in colon cleansing protocol as it promotes healthy bowel movements. In this connection, it may also prevent the growth of tumour and the spread of cancer, due to its components – ALA fatty acid and lignans (source Healthbeckon.com)

 

#4 Prevents  Male Baldness

Flaxseeds are rich in Alpha Linolenic Acid or ALA which inhibits testosterone conversion into DHT, said to be responsible for shrinking the hair follicles in men.

It also plays a role in making sure the hair is strong and resistant to breakage – due to its rich content of omega-3s

Source:  Healthbeckon.com

 

#5 Good for the Heart

Rich in antioxidants that fight inflammation.

According to the health site, Dr. Axe, flax seeds are rich in ALA which is said to be beneficial for the heart. In the same article, it stated that there was a study that found that regular intake of ALA rich foods had lowered the sudden cardiovascular death of women.

#6 Healthy Skin

Rich in health fats that supplies the body with essential fats needed to preserve the skin’s moisture content and it also keeps the skin hydrated. This also addresses issues related to skin dryness and flakiness.

 

Where to Buy Flax Seeds and Flaxseed Oil?

One very good company that sells Flax Seeds food products is based in the UK – Health Embassy. This company has an admirable selling ethos as well as production standards.

Health Embassy

 

These are their sample products that are sold all over the UK to their ever-growing customer base:

 

 

Health Embassy Flaxseed flour

 

 

Nigella Sativa Seeds

(Click on the photos to purchase items on the Health Embassy site)

 

Safety Precaution:

Flax seeds may interact with certain medications so please talk to your doctor first.

It is also contra-indicated to some health conditions like diabetes and those prone to bleeding, please do your research prior to taking flax seeds

 

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Benefits of Using Argan Oil

Benefits of Using Argan Oil

Morocco is home to one of the most revered natural anti-ageing beauty oils today – the Argan Oil. Argan oil comes from the nuts of the Argan tree which is said to take around 15 years for it to start bearing nuts used for extracting […]

Shea Butter Skin Benefits

Shea Butter Skin Benefits

Do you suffer from a myriad of skin issues like severe dry skin or itchy and flaky skin? You are not alone. Fact: According to the Daily Mail UK article there are 47% dry or severe dry skin sufferers in the UK – what a […]

Top 5 Sleeping Tips To Relieve Back Pain

Top 5 Sleeping Tips To Relieve Back Pain

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There is a recent survey where most people say that their back problems have improved due to buying the Right kind of Mattress – better sleep means reduced back problem or back pain. In fact, an article from the Huffington post has claimed that a study by the National Sleep Foundation found that 92 percent of people reported that a good and comfortable mattress is important for a healthy sleep.

Memory Foam – this kind of mattress is fast becoming a global trend in addressing the need to have a better sleep.  Why? This material is claimed to support the body lines and curves, may relieve painful pressure points therefor can affect back pain, distributes body weight evenly, highly absorbent and soft, and can mold the body in response to heat and pressure.

 

Why Not Try these TOP Recommended Mattresses?

 

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According to Woman’s Own Magazine (page 31 of March 8, 2016 issue), our spine is made of discs which contains about 80% water, so during the day as gravity can have an influence on the spine – water tends to be squeezed out of the discs which can then put a strain on the back.

In addition, as a personal opinion, when we are dehydrated – we tend to function at a non optimal level which then can make us struggle physically as our body is on ‘alert’ trying desperately to keep our electrolytes ratio balance which for sure can affect our ability to hold a proper posture, and in doing so – gives us a strained lower back feeling.

 

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Some studies have found out that bad sleeping positions can put a strain on our lower back. Common sleeping positions like sleeping on one’s side is said to affect the ideal curvature of the spine all night long. It is also reported that sleeping in a stomach position can greatly affect the lower back as it interferes in the natural ideal body curve of the spine.

So what is the best sleeping position? Most experts agree that sleeping on one’s back is ideal as it is in conformity to our body’s natural line and curve – hence no added strain on our back.

 

GYM

 

Exercise promotes healthy movement of fluids in the discs which are found in the spine, according to the site Spine-Health. It added that the benefit of an active body means that the discs can perform the ‘sponge action’ which basically enables its much needed bodily function to distribute nutrients within the discs.

The Mayfield Clinic also have an article stating that most active people are more resistant to back injuries and pain. The same article suggested back exercises that are geared for strengthening, stretching or aerobic.

 

 

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The Colorado Spine Institute defined body mechanics as how we use our body to go about in our daily activities. It also states that poor body mechanics is mostly the top reason for back problems. The reason for this? Poor body movement can subject the spine to great stress that can – over time – cause a wear and tear, specifically the discs and joints.

 

Recommended Exercise for Lower Back Pain

 

Source: Jen Hilman from the Psyche Truth Youtube Channel

 

 

SHOP

 

HBD

 

References:

http://www.coloradospineinstitute.com/subject.php?pn=wellness-body-mechanics

 

 

“Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.”

 

 

 

Best Vitamin C Serum for Face

Best Vitamin C Serum for Face

  Hyaluronic acid serum and Vitamin C: The Big Review Vitamin C for the skin is the skincare world’s most powerful weapon, I must say, along with the equally super effective fountain of youth benefits of hyaluronic acid. Vitamin C Serum benefits are fast becoming […]

Perfect Biotics Reviews: The Good Probiotics

Perfect Biotics Reviews: The Good Probiotics

This is going to be the Best Perfect Biotics Reviews that will ever be out there online – I can guarantee this will spell the difference between the good probiotics and the not. So to all those health-conscious readers, one massive blog post for you! […]

4 Body Healing Health Supplements for the Body

4 Body Healing Health Supplements for the Body

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Magnesium Supplement

Magnesium is really fast coming to its awareness as one of the most important minerals today that most people are lacking, in fact – touted  at as one of the underlying causes of many illnesses today.

Magnesium deficiency is getting common nowadays due to people getting more and more overworked and doing things like extreme fitness routines, which only tax the adrenal glands to perform overtime in order to cope with exercise, increased stress levels. Plus people with leaky gut issues experience nutrients malabsorption, people with prolonged use of antibiotics too. There are also studies pointing out that excessive drinking can cause a deficiency in magnesium, and my guess is that drinking taxes the adrenals then all other chaos follow thereon….

 

Health Benefits of Magnesium Supplements

Magnesium helps our muscles relax – proven many times, this mineral cures leg cramps. This maybe also why people get relief with taking magnesium for migraines, the relaxing effect counteracts the tension that builds up.

It is also needed for production of glutathione which is a function of the liver, so in consequence our body functions get affected when the liver is affected.

May help address heart palpitations. Many studies have proven this benefit, as well as reviews and feedback from people using this mineral in curing their heart palpitations or arrhythmia.

May lower the risk for Type 2 Diabetes. More and more claims are showing that this mineral indeed can help in the bout of type 2 diabetes for the simple reason that they say it connects to better blood sugar regulation, that is glucose.

It can help bouts of insomnia. Given that this mineral makes one relax, it also affects the nervous system which then calms it – the effect is conducive state for sleeping.

May help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is said that people who are chronically ill have depleted levels of magnesium. This makes sense as this mineral is part of the balance between potassium, calcium, sodium which are all important for cellular function.

 

Magnesium Taurate Amazon Reviews

A customer has written on Amazon reviews section that she has been using Magnesium taurate for 4 months now and her episodes of heart palpitations have reduced as well as the intensity of it too.

A customer made a review on August 2014 saying that she is doing a remineralisation program to help her with her muscle at cramps at night plus the magnesium spray – she has been having improved quality of sleep.

A customer by the name of R has written that she has been getting more energy using this supplement along with sleeping better and not experiencing ‘shakes’ anymore. She also reported getting loose stools the first day but it normalised after that. This customer is highly recommending this supplement.

 

TRY THIS Magnesium supplement by Douglas Labs

 

 

 

Quercetin supplement

Quercetin Supplement

Quercetin is a very popular antioxidant in the market today. It is rich in healing benefits as a flavonoid or antioxidant with numerous health benefits supported by growing studies in the health arena.

Some vegetables that are rich in this flavonoid are apples and berries.

Quercetin is said to be a cardiovascular support, as per a brand on Amazon store….

 

Health Benefits of Quercetin Supplements

Quercetin is super Anti-inflammatory. This is by far its biggest attractive factor why people use this supplement. It is said to be really potent in cushioning the ravaging effects of free radicals in our bodies such as aging and inflammation issues.

Helps promote younger skin. Again, being a super powerful antioxidant, it is a defence against aging effects of inflammation.

It may help fight against cancer. Diet rich in antioxidants are said to have lower risks of cancer – this is where querceting comes in.

It may help againts heart disease. Studies show that the anti inflammatory healing property of this supplement can help againts heart diseases. Reasons? Simply put the body is totally supported in coping with stress from body trauma and inflammation brought about by different factors that puts the body in constant ‘alert’ therefore more increased stress levels, higher inflammation which leads to the heart overworking and undernourished from its supply of blood and oxygen (well, my own theory, at least).

 

Quercetin Supplement Amazon Reviews

A certain customer by the name of  A.B. on June 2015, wrote that she has been using quercetin supplement along with her mother too who suffers from asthma and finds that this works a lot better than inhalers. But in her case, she has a fish allergy. She always take it with her as even when she passes by a fish counter she experiences breathing difficulties. She takes this if she needs to and in 30 minutes she is fine.

Customer named W.M. has written that he or she has read that this supplement helps with brain fog issues along with cardio related functions too. This customer added that he or she has allergy health problems. Customer remarked that after taking this supplement for one week, there was a great difference about the brain fog issues.

 

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Milk Thistle Supplement

Milk thistle is the super frontrunner for anything that has to do with liver health. In all these years that I have been reading about health articles online and offline, milk thistle rocks! In fact, I used this way back when my eczema was at its peak, my liver had to have support as per my homeopath therapist. But back then, I never really cared much about this supplement…

 

Health Benefits of Milk Thistle Supplements

May help the liver. This is a very known benefit ot taking milk thistle for many, many years now. Milk thistle is beneficial in cases of liver cirrhosis, hepatitis and other liver related diseases, according to many studies.

It can also help the kidneys. Surprised? Don’t be! My theory is that because when the liver is overworked and in bad shape, the kidneys have to work hard to function in relation to its excretory job for the body, so naturally when the liver is in good health, the kidneys also benefit alongside it.

Milk thistle helps one to have good skin. In this claim, this is my personal opinion. If your liver is very healthy or is in peak shape, it shows in the skin. So if you are taking milk thistle for a time, the results will show, somehow – and this have a knock on effect on the skin – when your liver is very efficient in excreting toxins, then your skin is fine and happy – an alkaline body from the inside has no risk of erupting with all sorts of skin problems due to acidity in pH.

 

Milk Thistle Supplement Amazon Reviews

Customer named A.M. made a review dated February 2014 saying that she is happy with the supplement as it reduced excess heat from her liver, she could tell by the reduced redness of her tongue.

Someone  also said milk thistle is good for constipation health issues!

Customer named A.E. gave this supplement 5 stars as it helped her with digestion health issues.

 

 

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Adrenal Support Supplement

 

The adrenal glands are often under-attended to, if I may say. Mostly people are concerned about the heart or the skin, among other body organs. But the adrenal glands have really caught my attention since last year – what they are and the impact on the health if they are rundown.

The adrenal glands stabilise a lot of our hormones in the body – collectively, functions of the endocrine glands.

 

Health Benefits of Adrenal Supplements

Adrenal support supplements enable the adrenal glands to cope with the up and down stress nature of people whose health are compromised.

May nourish the adrenal glands in terms of its nutritional support needs so it can function better in times these are underperforming due to bad health of the individual.

Adrenal supplements protect and restore the health of the adrenal glands.

 

Adrenal Support Supplements Amazon Reviews

Customer named JOC gave this supplement a rating of 4 stars. She said that her chiropractor has diagnosed adrenal issues. Then she took this supplement every morning and she has been sleeping great again.

A customer by the name of S wrote on June 2014 that due to thyroid issues he or she has sleeping problems and would wake up in the early hours and stay awake for hours but with this supplement the sleeping pattern is back to normal.

Mr. T.S. made a review in December of 2015 saying that this supplement gave him more energy and needed this for six months until things about his health are stabilised. He had issues about thyroid then his adrenal glands too.

 

 

ATRIUM

 

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“Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.”

Agave Syrup Health Benefits

Agave Syrup Health Benefits

  Artificial sweeteners abound in the market today, the likes of xylitol and aspartame and stevia. But there is another alternative callled: Agave syrup or agave nectar.   What is Agave? Agave is a succulent plant that is native to the southern part of US […]


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